FRUITLAND, Md, - Betty Jean Best McIntyre of Fruitland died October 6, 2012, at the Wicomico Nursing Home in Salisbury. She was 89 years old. Born July 23, 1923, she was the daughter of the late Bessie Ashbaugh and Maurice Best. She grew up on a farm in Pennsylvania, moving to Maryland after she married her husband, O. Douglas McIntyre in 1946. They made their home in Fruitland. Betty was devoted to her husband of 66 years and to her family. She was a homemaker and loved nothing more than having her whole family over and cooking large meals. Betty also enjoyed gardening, fishing, playing dominos and cards, working puzzles, listening to bluegrass, country, and gospel music and traveling to Florida with her husband in their RV.
In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her brothers, Bill and Larry Best; her sister, June Repine; great grandson, Joseph McIntyre, and son in law Bob Shockley. She is survived by three daughters, Carolyn Bulmer and her husband Jim of Fruitland, Linda Shockley-Bryan and her husband Chris of Salisbury, Kathryn "Kitty" Cade and her husband Ed, Jr. of Delmar; one son, John D. McIntyre and his wife Dina of Salisbury; 12 grandchildren and spouses, Douglas Johanson and his wife Wendy, David Johanson and his wife Margo, Bryan Johanson and his wife Heidi, Wendy Tribeck and her husband Matt, Steve Riggin and his wife Kristina, Tara O'Barsky and her husband Chris, John J. McIntyre and his wife Kristy, Christopher and his Christan, Daniel McIntyre and his twin sister Rebecca, Eddie Cade III and his wife Kim, Melissa Ashley and her husband Curt; 15 great grandchildren, Sarah Johanson, Andrew Johanson, Paul Curtis, Cody Riggin, Nicholas Riggin, Noah O'Barsky, Riley Grace O'Barsky, Matthew Tribeck, Jr., Hailey Johanson, Xavier Ashley, Zander Ashley and Yarlee Ashley, Logan McIntyre, Jake McIntyre and Emily McIntyre and a sister, Virginia Strotman of DeKalb, IL.
A funeral service officiated by Rev. David Bennett will be held at 1:00 PM on Tuesday, October 9, 2012 at Holloway Funeral Home in Salisbury. Friends and family may call from 12:00-1:00 PM. Interment will follow at Wicomico Memorial Park. A luncheon will be held at Gateway Church of Christ following the services. Memorial donations may be made to the Fruitland Fire Company, 104 E. Main St., Fruitland, MD, 21826 or to the Gateway Church of Christ, 25845 Ocean Gateway, Mardela Springs, MD, 2183. Arrangements are in the care of Holloway Funeral Home, 501 Snow Hill Rd., Salisbury, MD 21804. Visit Holloway Funeral Home's website to send condolences to the family.